Napa Valley College
Educational Trips and Tours
Join us for our
Thursday, May 31, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Napa Valley College Main Campus, Room 838
No Parking Permit needed
Do you have a spirit of adventure and the desire to make new friends? You are invited to an upcoming seminar to learn more about traveling with Napa Valley College on exciting and affordable group trips. Napa Valley College has provided thousands of participants with the opportunity to enjoy enriching and life-changing journeys home and abroad for 40 years. The college does the planning and execution of details so participants can comfortably and safely be escorted to destinations of interest. No need to hesitate...the included unique cancellation waiver allows you to cancel at ANY time, for ANY reason until the day before departure
Trip price includes: Many meals; Round-trip airfare and Airport transportation; Air taxes and fee surcharges; Hotel transfers; 4-star hotel accommodations; Motor coach transportation throughout; Admission to all attractions mentioned as "included"; Porterage of your suitcase; Professional tour director; trip cancellation and medical insurance.
For more detailed information on trips listed here, please call 707-967-2940 and leave your name and address and phone number. You may also contact NVC's Trips & Tours Coordinator: Jsercu@napavalley.edu
Countryside of the Emerald Isle
May 6 - 15, 2018
10 Days • 14 Meals
From ancient castles and historic Dublin to less-traveled roads and charming villages, this adventure brings together the best of the Emerald Isle. Spend two incredible nights in Dublin. Cruise to the Aran Islands to tour and spend the night; Cruise by the Cliffs of Moher. Travel the Ring of Kerry. Experience the wild terrain of West Cork and visit the great restaurants of Kinsale as part of your culinary journey.
Shades of Ireland
June 16 – 25, 2018
From vibrant Dublin, across rolling green hills to the dramatic coast, experience all of Ireland's charm on this magical tour of the Emerald Isle. Live like royalty during an overnight stay on the grounds of a castle. Visit Waterford, Ireland's oldest city, where you'll visit the House of Waterford Crystal. See the Atlantic from the stunning 700-foot Cliffs of Moher. Experience the beauty of the Ring of Kerry. See sheepdogs in action on a working farm. Explore Dublin with a local guide! See beautiful Killarney from your seat on an Irish jaunting car. Journey to historic Blarney Castle, lean back and kiss its famous stone!
Best of Eastern Canada - Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, Niagara Falls & Toronto
August 5- 12, 2018
From the European-styled, old world elegance of Quebec City to the thundering magnificence of Niagara Falls, you'll love every moment of this 8-day eastern Canada tour. Enjoy 2-night stays in Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto, as well as an overnight stay in Ottawa and city tours of each of them. Have breakfast of regional specialties at a local sugar shack and learn about maple syrup making. Board a boat to experience Niagara Falls up close and cruise through the spectacular unspoiled 1000 Islands. Watch the busy St. Lawrence River from high atop Montreal's Mount Royal and experience the energy of multicultural Toronto. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Quebec. From picturesque countryside to glistening skyscrapers, a truly unforgettable cultural and historical experience awaits you in the heart of Eastern Canada.
Reflections of Italy
September 12 – 21, 2018
Revel in the magic of Italy on this tour that explores the cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Venice, Assisi, Perugia and Milan. Travel Italy and discover the rolling hills of the scenic Tuscan and Umbrian countryside, explore medieval hill towns and visit the birthplace of St. Francis, Assisi. Discover the masterpieces of the Renaissance in Florence and see hot glass transformed into exquisite art on Murano Island. Linger in romantic Venice for two nights discovering its treasures. Your journey comes to a close in Milan and includes a visit to the magnificent Gothic Cathedral – the Duomo.
Discover the Smoky Mountains
October 11 – 19, 2018
Experience warm southern hospitality in America’s
southeast. Come to know its rich history and deep traditions on this tour
highlighted by stays in Atlanta, Gatlinburg and Asheville. Travel to Pigeon
Forge for an included visit to Dolly Paton’s theme park. Learn more of the
history and culture of the southern Appalachian region.
Northern Lights of Finland
November 2 – 9, 2018
(please note: November 8-15, 2018 trip is FULL)
Explore Finland and search for the shimmering
Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). Learn Finnish culture and history on a tour
of Helsinki with a local expert. Savor the local cuisine in Helsinki’s
restaurants. Experience rugged Lapland during a 3-night stay in the north of
Finland. Overnight surrounded by wilderness in a glass igloo and a Finnish log
cabin. Sip warm berry juice, a Finnish winter tradition. Meet Santa Claus in
his home. Embark on a reindeer safari with a local farmer. Mush your way to
breakfast in a Finnish sleigh, and lead your own dog sled team. One dynamic
experience follows another on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure through
South Africa Impact Tour
8 - 20, 2018
Travel with Heart! This tour blends traditional
sightseeing with giving back to local communities. Ponder history during a
visit to the Apartheid Museum. Search out the “Big Five” during an open-air
safari game drive. Partner with Knysna Education Trust to spend a day working
on educational projects with the children or on the school building itself.
Visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Distribute Hippo Rollers in a local
community, drastically improving their access to fresh water. Travel the lush
Garden Route between the mountains and the balmy Indian Ocean. Relax during a
leisurely stay in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Volunteer for a program in Stellenbosch that works with young people in need.
Costa Rica Impact Tour
24 - February 1, 2019
Lush forests and stunning waterfalls… rumbling
volcanoes and endless coastlines… Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic
plants and incredible animals. On this special program, roll up your sleeves
and give back to the local community. Volunteer with CEPIA, a Collette partner
in Guanacaste. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Experience
the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an
exhilarating zip lining tour. Learn about conservation efforts in one of the
most biodiverse countries in the world. Give back to the children in Arenal.
Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultura and view the magnificent National Theatre.
Iceland's Magical Northern Lights
The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many
wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis
– or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that
once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise.
Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural
wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic
area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world’s most
incredible cascades. At the Lava Exhibition Center, learn about Iceland’s
volcanic history and its impact on daily life. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and
see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See
Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm,
mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool, the Blue Lagoon. Spend your
evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern
America's Music Cities
Enjoy a finger-snapping, toe-tapping time on this
tour of America’s most famed musical cities. Visit New Orleans, Memphis and
Nashville as you revel in the sounds of the blues, jazz, country and good old
rock ‘n’ roll. With included tickets to the epic New Orleans Jazz Fest, you’ll
enjoy two afternoons celebrating the best of music in the birthplace of jazz.
Experience the unique city of New Orleans, where music, food and fun are always
on the menu. Have your choice on tour – either stroll through New Orleans’
famous French Quarter on a walking tour with a local expert or set out on a
panoramic motorcoach tour for a different perspective of the city. Spend two
nights in Memphis, “birthplace of the blues,” and tour Elvis Presley’s
Graceland. At the historic Belle Meade plantation indulge in a culinary and
wine tasting experience. Enjoy reserved seats at the Grand Ole Opry in
Nashville. Tour historic RCA Studio B and see where country legends recorded
hit songs. A visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame is sure to have you
humming long after you return home.
Discover the Alpine Countries
25 - May 7, 2019
Discover storybook castles and glittering
palaces amidst stunning Alpine vistas as you explore Austria, Germany and
Switzerland. Begin in Vienna with a visit to Schoenbrunn Palace. In Grinzing,
the winemaking region of Vienna, sit down to dinner at a traditional inn.
Cruise on the Danube and see Melk Abbey. Enjoy a Mozart Dinner Concert in the
Baroque Hall of centuries-old St. Peter’s Restaurant in Salzburg, the “City of
Music.” Spend a night in the heart of the Black Forest. Visit Oberammergau,
famous for the Passion Play and expert woodcarvers. Enjoy a magical dinner
complete with a visit by local village performers. Enjoy picture stops at
Bavaria’s famous castle, Neuschwanstein, and a guided tour of the Chateau de
Chillon on Lake Geneva. Enjoy a scenic train ride aboard the Matterhorn
Gotthard Bahn into the relaxing pedestrian village of Zermatt. Spend two nights
in the alpine village of Zermatt, Switzerland, at the foot of the Matterhorn
where you have a choice of included activities. Relax during two nights in
Lucerne, “the Swiss Paradise on the Lake."
For more detailed information on these trips, please call 967-2940 and leave your name and address. Or email Jsercu@napavalley.edu